hi, yesterday i asked for help to pick out some components and several people were very helpful, today i went to the store to pick out a new motherboard, a p45 chipset as was recommended here, but i found it was too big and would not fit in my tower case.
can someone here recommend a suitable tower in which a p45 motherboard, a core 2 duo E8500 processor, 4 gb of ram and a geforce gx2 video card will fit that is very cheap? lol, im kinda over budget.
I've built quite a few PC's with the Coolermaster CM 690. Its a really solid case for the price (around $75). Plenty of cooling and room. I've only put 8800's and 4870's in them though, but I assume it'd fit as I still have plenty of room behind the cards I've been installing up to this point.
Another good case is the Antec 900, I can confirm for sure that this case will fit a 9800GX2 as my friend has one of these. Just don't plan on placing a hard drive at the same height as the video card, as there is only about a 1" clearance from the back of the card to the HDD bay. It fits fine, you'll just have to keep that one bay free of a hard drive.